Dan Chmielewski

Dramatic Increase in Support for Democrats by Men and Women in the Military

HT to the CarpetbaggerReport Blog:  Washington Monthly ran a fascinating series of pieces a couple of months ago with the perspectives of active and retired U.S. troops explaining what they’re looking for from Democrats. Most of those featured seemed less than enthralled by the Republican Party — which assumes it “owns” the military vote —…

Petraeus or Betray Us? It’s all in the Question Mark

Earlier this week, MoveOn.org ran a full page ad in the New York Times under the headline “General Petraeous or General Betray Us?” It sent conservatives into mouth-frothing, unmitigating anger.  We had postings here saying MoveOn had accused the general of treason.  OC Blog’s Matt Cunningham, in a post on his site, called Rep. Loretta…

CNN’s Michael Ware Refutes President’s Comments on Iraq

HT to CrooksandLiars.com, a transcript of CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewing Bagdhad Bureau Chief Michael Ware on the President’s speech last night. BUSH: Today most of Baghdad’s neighborhoods are being patrolled by coalition and Iraqi forces who live among the people they protect. Many schools and markets are reopening. Citizens are coming forward with vital intelligence.…

Check Out Russert’s Story on Bush Tonight

from Blogger DDay: Tim Russert just gave a report that shouldn’t shock, but did. He met with the President today in advance of his speech tonight. He’s going to push for a long-term strategic relationship with Iraq that would put us in the region permanently. He’s likening it to the Korean War (what’s the Demilitarized…

Steel Magnolias

Hillary Clinton called it a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” Conservatives call it “message discipline.” Others call it the “right-wing noise machine.” Here at TheLiberalOC.com we call it “crap.” And from time to time, we will bring their swill to you in our forum called… Shawn, can I call you Shawn? No, OK, Mr. Steel.  I read…